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How to Create a Vision Board with Pinterest

What is a vision board?

A vision board is a visual representation of your goals, dreams, inspiration, and desires. It’s a tool to help you visualize what you want in life.

Usually, a vision board is a physical board, like a corkboard with printed images, but for these digital times I wanted to make an updated version of a vision board that you can take anywhere! 

Since Pinterest is awesome and has hundreds of thousands of images to pin from, it seemed the perfect tool to use.

This stuff really works

When I was in high school, I created a picture that said "Senior Class of 2010". I was homeschooled at the time and about half a year "behind" compared to the normal school year, due to our RV travel lifestyle.

To graduate by the end of 2010 would mean that I would have to complete 2 years of school in one year. I had no idea how I was going to do this (and my parents definitely didn't see how it would happen), but every day I woke up and that sign was the first thing I saw.

In the next few months, I discovered the possibility of taking the GED exam. If I passed that one test, I would be done with high school forever! I made a deal with my parents that if I could skip my senior year, I would study completely for the SAT exam to get into college and take the GED to finish high school.

In December of 2010, I completed the GED exam and received my certificate in January. I was able to enjoy the next 7 months to study all kinds of awesome subjects that I'd always wanted to study, play shows, volunteer, and travel more before college. 

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When you focus on what you want, you'll start to notice things you didn't see before. You'll find a path to where you want to go. You don't have to know the "how" in the beginning, just focus on what you want. The how will follow.

So let's start making things happen!

Step 1: Make a list of what you want on your vision board

When you’re creating your list of items to include on your vision board, ask yourself these questions:

  • If you could be, do, or have anything, what would it be? Think of all areas of your life and get really specific.

  • What inspires you (places, books, songs, movies, favorite animals, etc)?

  • Who do you look up to (business owners, influential leaders, singers, actors)?

Step 2: Search for photos!

Here are some examples of what to look for on Pinterest:

Travel: Look for photos of the places you want to go. Do you want to spend time on the beach in Bali? Pin photos of the beach in Bali! Or maybe you want to go hiking in the Grand Canyon. See if you can find really beautiful photos that resonates with you.

Health: Search for the type of foods that you want to eat, the clothes you want to wear, or the exercises you want to do.

Career: Find photos of the type of job you want, the space you want to work in, or articles about your ideal job.

Family: Search for photos of families having fun together, activities to do together, or photos of family vacations.

Love: Look for photos of happy couples, date ideas, engagement photos, or wedding photos.

Friendship: Find photos of girl’s weekends, friendship quotes, or photos of friends having fun together.

Experiences: Search for the specific experiences that you would like to have. If you want to paddleboard on a lake, have a mermaid photoshoot, be a Disney princess, climb a mountain, jump out of a plane, or take hammock naps, put it in your board!

Role models: Find photos of your role models for all areas of your life. If you are a singer, look for photos of your favorite singer performing or showing personality. If you are a girl boss, look for photos of your favorite female CEOs.

What’s on my vision board

On my vision board, you will find photos of DisneyWorld, beautiful places around the world that I want to visit, and things I want to learn (like reiki, origami, salsa dancing, etc). You’ll also find people who inspire me, such as Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Hunter Hayes, Emma Watson, and more.

Then, you’ll see some of my future desires, like pictures of loving couples in wedding photos and adorable families on vacation. Other photos are just for fun, like photos of my favorite animals making silly faces. 

The point is that you want to have photos that make you smile and get you excited for your future.

Click here to see my vision board!

My vision board holds images of my dreams, role models, and reminders of what i'm working towards.

My vision board holds images of my dreams, role models, and reminders of what i'm working towards.

How to use your vision board

Set aside time every day to revisit your vision board. Spend 5-10 minutes looking through your photos and visualizing yourself having those experiences.

See yourself hanging out with your role models and learning from them. Visualize yourself visiting the places on your bucket list.

Really try to include your senses. For example, if you are on a beach, hear the waves rolling onto the sand, feel the sand beneath your fingers and the wind on your face, and smell the salt in the air.

Each photo will become a movie in your mind. You can create your movie however you want to. Have fun with this! Take your time to set up your visualizations in the beginning and over time, they will become easier to recall.

Then, whenever you have some free time (waiting in line at the doctor’s office, on a break at work, etc) you can recall some of your visualizations and feel the feeling of having it now.

Once you have these images in your mind, feel the emotion that you will feel when you really have it. Believe that it is yours. 

If you can see it in your mind, you’ll see it in your life :)

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          Affirmations for Healing: 3 Steps to a Happier Heart

          Having a Positively Delighted life doesn't mean that everything will always be rainbows and sunshine. It’s an outlook and a tool that you can use to get through the tough times too.

          When you are going through the loss of a relationship, job, current way of life, or even your dream for the future, it is more than okay to hurt. It is okay to feel pain, sadness, anger, and everything in between. These emotions are powerful and will give you the strength to heal, when you are ready. Reciting these healing affirmations will help you start to shift your love and attention back to yourself. You are your own best healing buddy after all. #affirmations #printable #selflove

          When you are going through the loss of a relationship, job, current way of life, or even your dream for the future, it is more than okay to hurt. It is okay to feel pain, sadness, anger, and everything in between. These emotions are powerful and will give you the strength to heal, when you are ready.

          To get to that point, you have to change the way that you let these emotions affect you. No big deal right?

          As painful as it might sound… the only way to change your perspective is to lean into these emotions.

          Lean into your emotions and see what they can tell you. Let it out and feel alllllllll the feels. Your emotions are not the enemy. They are trying to tell you something. All you have to do is listen.

          Reciting these affirmations will help you start to shift your love and attention back to yourself. You are your own best healing buddy after all.

          These three steps may seem simple, but they will have a profound effect on your happiness. Always remember to be patient with yourself. You are doing the best that you can in this moment. <3

          1. Open your heart

          There is a world of wonder waiting for you. You just have to open your eyes and your heart to see it. Open your heart to the possibilities of love and happiness that await you in your future. There is a light at the end of this tunnel. You don't have to see it yet, but when you do, don’t lose sight until you find the way out.

          As often as needed, tell yourself:

          “I am ready to share the love within me and receive the love around me.”

          “I am thankful for all of the blessings in my life.”

          “I am thankful for the ways that I positively inspire the people around me."

          2. Know that you are loved

          In tough times, it’s easy to fall into isolation. Sometimes we battle with our feelings and have trouble sorting through them. During this time of hurting and healing, just know that you are loved. You are an incredible human being that deserves to be loved. Let the weight of your pain release in this truth.

          As often as needed, tell yourself:

          “I am brave. I am kind. I am loved.”

          “I feel the love around me.”

          “Thank you for the love surrounding me."

          3. Be still

          Hours turn into days, which fly by all too quickly. Sometimes life can move so fast that it is hard to catch up. Other times, it moves so slow that it feels like it will never pass.  During this healing process, it is important to give yourself time to just “be”. This could mean sitting for a few minutes and some deep breathing. It could also mean losing yourself in a good book. Pick whatever feels right to you and start there.

          As often as needed, tell yourself:

          “It is okay to take time for myself.”

          “Everything will be okay.”

          “Thank you for taking care of me."

          Then give yourself a really big hug. Because you deserve it <3

          Bonus Step: Meditation for Healing

          I love guided meditations, especially the ones from Boho Beautiful. This meditation is perfect for opening your heart to healing.

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          Free affirmation cards for healing

          These affirmation cards feature all 9 of the healing affirmations from this post.

          Print out these affirmation cards and place them where you will see them often, such as your bathroom mirror or your vision board. Recite them as often as needed and remember to lean into your emotions.

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          When you are going through the loss of a relationship, job, current way of life, or even your dream for the future, it is more than okay to hurt. It is okay to feel pain, sadness, anger, and everything in between. These emotions are powerful and will give you the strength to heal, when you are ready. Reciting these healing affirmations will help you start to shift your love and attention back to yourself. You are your own best healing buddy after all. #affirmations #printable #selflove
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            When you are going through the loss of a relationship, job, current way of life, or even your dream for the future, it is more than okay to hurt. It is okay to feel pain, sadness, anger, and everything in between. These emotions are powerful and will give you the strength to heal, when you are ready. Reciting these healing affirmations will help you start to shift your love and attention back to yourself. You are your own best healing buddy after all. #affirmations #printable #selflove
            When you are going through the loss of a relationship, job, current way of life, or even your dream for the future, it is more than okay to hurt. It is okay to feel pain, sadness, anger, and everything in between. These emotions are powerful and will give you the strength to heal, when you are ready. Reciting these healing affirmations will help you start to shift your love and attention back to yourself. You are your own best healing buddy after all. #affirmations #printable #selflove
             

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